Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.


Created:  December 21, 1813

County Seat:

Salem  1814 – present


County Courthouse – Salem 


Location:  99 Public Square / Main Street

Built:  1886 – 1888

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Harry, Kenneth and Roy McDonald of Louisville, Kentucky

Contractor:  Crumbo, Melcher, Routh & Company of New Albany and Salem.


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored limestone structure. The limestone was quarried locally. The south side of the front has a porch with five arches and recessed entrance. Above are five long arched windows with a peaked roof above. On the north side rises a high stone tower with clock and round open tower above with a conical roof.


See:  The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky. The architect, Harry, Kenneth and Roy McDonald of Louisville, Kentucky, designed the courthouse in Gibson County.



N – Jackson County 

E – Scott County and Clark County

S – Floyd County, Harrison County and Crawford County

W – Orange County and Lawrence County























Photos taken 2008